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Poster: Alison OK Date: Oct 23, 2018 10:24am
Forum: news Subject: Buddhist Door Global: Buddhist Digital Resource Center, Internet Archive Share World’s Largest Collection of Tibetan Buddhist Literature

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) and the Internet Archive (IA) recently announced a cooperative project to share an expansive library of Buddhist literature online. According to a public announcement by the IA, the collection represents “the most complete record of the words of the Buddha available in any language, plus many millions of pages of related commentaries, teachings and works such as medicine, history, and philosophy.” (Internet Archive Blogs)

“This is not an academic pursuit,” the IA’s announcement states. “Many Tibetans have left their homeland, spreading to India and around the world. Younger generations who have been displaced and raised in other societies may not have the opportunity to grow up with these traditional teachings. The work of the BDRC is to make those teachings available to everyone.”

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